I first enjoyed Tom Douglas' handiwork at the old Cafe Sport (Now Etta's Seafood, owned by Tom) in the Pike Place Market in the mid-1980s. My wife and I have eaten at Dahlia Lounge regularly since it opened, and when I have a lunch meeting in Seattle I invariable choose Dahlia Lounge. The decor is dark and redolent in mosaic Dahlia's, which inspired me to plant dahlias in my garden! I have my favorite table, the food is always marvelous, and Colleen and R.E. take great care of me. When we make it in to Seattle for Dinner, R.E.'s wine list is perfect!